Minister Lindiwe Sisulu addresses 2019 Dr Phyllis Naidoo Memorial Lecture, 12 Apr

The Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Lindiwe Sisulu, will on Friday, 12 April 2019, deliver the keynote address at the 2019 Dr Phyllis Naidoo Annual Memorial Lecture at the University of KwaZulu-Natal.

South Africa is currently serving its two-year term as a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) and recently hosted the Southern African Development Community Solidarity Conference with Western Sahara, the last colonised country on the African continent. The Minister’s address is expected to focus on how South Africa can use its non-permanent seat at the UNSC to highlight the plight of women in Middle East and Western Sahara.

Dr Naidoo, a renowned author and recipient of the Order of Luthuli in Silver, was one of the activists who played a critical role towards a democratic and free South Africa.

Prior to the lecture, Minister Sisulu will also engage members of the media on current affairs issues.

Minister Sisulu, in her capacity as the Chancellor of the Mangosuthu University of Technology, will also officiate at the 2019 Graduation Ceremony on Saturday, 13 April 2019, from 09h00.

Source: Government of South Africa